What Consumers Seem to Forget: My Reaction to W5's "Factory Farming" Episode



For those who didn’t tune in this weekend to an episode of CTV’s W5 on “factory farming”, let me sum it up for you: according to the episode hog farmers are heartless, sadist wretches that abuse and mistreat all their animals. While attacks and misinformation on and about farming practices aren’t rare, this particular program was one-sided, made sweeping generalizations and provided zero balance. It also featured hidden camera footage from an animal activist who worked at a Manitoba hog barn for three months last year. While some of the events in the clips are appalling and are not acceptable,…

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